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Organisation : Uniting

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Full-time

Salary type : Other

Application closing date : 20 Sep, 2021

About the role

  • Leading community services organisation
  • Salary packaging and competitive sector remuneration
  • Permanent full time opportunity
  • Based at Burwood East
About the opportunity

The Integrated Family Services Program supports families who are experiencing high levels of stress and difficulties that impact on parenting, family life and children’s well being. Responding to referrals from Child FIRST, the program provides assertive outreach and home based supports.

As a Senior Practitioner, you will provide case management support to vulnerable children and their families experiencing a range of issues with a higher level of complexity. The Senior Practitioner will work closely with the Team Leader to manage workflows and provide guidance and mentoring support to Practitioners within the team. The role will maintain collaborative relationships with Child Protection, other agencies and services, and engage in local networking opportunities. The role may also support emergency relief service delivery as required.

View the full position description here

About you

To be successful in your application you will meet the person specification in the position description, including having a relevant tertiary qualification in social work, psychology or a related discipline.

You will also have:

  • Extensive case management experience within the child, youth and family welfare sector and Child Protection system
  • Well-developed understanding of the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005 and Best Interest Principles
  • Previous experience providing mentoring support to staff and/or students
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with other services, agencies and professionals to achieve successful client outcomes
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to form effective working relationships and foster a positive team culture
How to apply

If this sounds like you, find out more about this role or apply today. Please upload the following as part of your application:

  • Cover letter (outlining your suitability according to the person specification in the position description)
  • Current resume

Applications close Monday 20 September 2021

Get in touch

Alana Blacket – Team Leader, East Burwood
T: (03) 9803 3400

About Uniting

At Uniting we are passionate about working together to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice.

Visit us: unitingvictas.org.au 

Uniting is a child safe organisation and is committed in everyday practice to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children, at all times. As a ‘child safe’ organisation, employment with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and relevant Working with Children Check in your State prior to commencement of any paid or unpaid work and/or participation in any service or undertaking.

We work in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia’s First Peoples and as the traditional owners and custodians of this land. We celebrate diversity and value the lived experience of people of every ethnicity, faith, age, disability, culture, language, gender identity, sex and sexual orientation. We welcome lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender diverse and non-binary, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) people at our services. We pledge to provide inclusive and non-discriminatory services. 

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Uniting

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